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About Intelligent Transportation Systems
What is ITS?
The acronym "ITS" stands for "Intelligent Transportation Systems". These systems integrate technical data from various sources, such as video cameras (CCTV), Dynamic Message Signs (DMS), and traffic detection devices. The data gained from ITS assists with traffic management decisions on a daily basis to improve transportation safety.
TxDOT has implemented a wide range of ITS devices. These include video cameras, Dynamic Message Signs, traffic detection devices, and Lane Control Signals. TxDOT uses these devices to assist in warning the traveling public of lane closures due to incidents and construction projects. The data is also used to provide estimated travel times in many locations. The video from cameras is not recorded or used to track people or activities. It is used to assist with monitoring traffic conditions and incidents.